New to Yoga! We have courses for you. Yoga for Beginners Spring 2017

Over eight sessions, learn the fundamentals of yoga to help you become more physically fit, mentally calm and energetic. Just give us a call at 514-875-9642 to register and reserve your spot in the next sessions.

SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICING YOGA ON A REGULAR BASIS ARE:

~ lowers blood pressure,
~ helps with weight loss or weight management through relaxation,
~ lowers stress levels through positive psychology and emotional regulation,
~ improves posture which repairs or prevents repetitive strain injuries,
~ and promotes a resilient immune system.

SPRING SESSIONS IN 2017
THURSDAYS, MARCH 23rd to MAY 11th ~ 6:15 – 7:45 pm
with Pierre-Vincent Breault

TUESDAYS, MARCH 21st to MAY 9th ~ 6 – 7:30 pm
with Elyse Stewart

Fee: $100 plus taxes (Fee includes a yoga mat for each class. )

Cultivating a Heart that Embraces the World – Meditation and More

Meditation Basics and the 4 Brahamaviharas with Allison Ulan
6 Sundays from 2:30 – 4:15 pm ~ March 26th to May 14th, 2017

(No classes on April 16th and April 30th.)

Have you wanted to work with your emotional states instead of struggling with them? Do you want to know how to deal with your stress skillfully? Have you wanted to be more focused in your daily tasks? If you answered yes to these questions, then mindfulness (vipassana) meditation and the brahma viharas are for you.

Meditation, at it’s essence, is learning to recognize the nature with our minds. When practiced with patience, we learn how to use our mind and senses with skill.  As we develop our meditation “muscles” we live with more compassion & joy with ourselves and with the world at large.

Through this six session course with Allison Ulan, we will review the basics of mediation and then study in-depthly the 4 Brahmaviharas – the traditional meditation practices to develop emotional resilience and maturity. These meditations cultivate tranquility, open our understanding to the transitory nature of emotions and nurture a mind/heart that works skillfully with the life as it is.

The course program will include:

~ Meditation practices of the Brahmaviharas which are kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.

~ Study of the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path,

~ Lectures on the various heart qualities essential for Mind/Heart Training,

~ Interactive themes played with in weekly discussions,

~ Cultivation of a daily mindful meditation practice and calm abiding practices,

~ learn techniques to understand and disarm stress,

~ and Mindful communication approaches.

Investment: $80 plus taxes for the six session course or one session drop in rate is $16 plus taxes

One work study position is available for people needing financial assistance to this course. Contact Allison at allisonulan@yahoo.ca to apply for the position.

Restorative Yoga for Spring Health with Jeanne

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 ~ 2:30 – 5:30 pm

Led by Jeanne Mudie’s joy, discover the therapeutic benefits of the Big 6 postures (bridge pose, headstand, shoulder stand, plow pose, wall resting pose, savasana) presented in a restorative practice sequenced alongside postures that will aid in our well-being for spring. We will look at different variations suitable to all levels and limitations.

Fees: $40 in advance / $45 on the day

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